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Bulova 1947 His Excellency "J"

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Circular Case measures 38mm lug to lug x 31mm non inclusive of the Crown using Calipers.

Bultler finish Dial shows an alternating combination of applied Gilt Arabic numerals and 'dot' markers, Bulova signature is applied Gilt and the tracks are printed in Black.

Hour and Minute Hands are Gilt modern and a Gilt modern Seconds Hand shows on a recessed Sub Dial fully obscuring the 6.

Snap fit Caseback is Gold and stamped as shown.

Basket weave double clasp deployment Bracelet is signed Kreisler Quality USA.


* Appears in the database ads in 1946 and 1947 as part of the Excellency Group named 'TREASURER'.

In 1948 members of the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP' drop their individual names and are simply referred to as 'HIS EXCELLENCY' - although the movement showing is dated 1947 it is possible that this Watch is production Year 1948 - 'HIS EXCELLENCY'


Serviced with new Mainspring 3/2012.

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Wayne Hanley's picture
Wayne Hanley
Posted September 30, 2011 - 3:44am


Very nice example. 1946 was the only year that the bottle cap Treasurer was advertised & in only 2 ads that year (in the database) also with two different dial styles. Other style shown below. The case appeared again in the form of the Excellency JJ (Coke dial example) 



FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 30, 2011 - 7:31am



The Minute Hand was off and laying in the outer edge of the Dial when aquired, looks like it was there for quite some time (should have cleaned the Hand before re-attatching, we live and learn).

The Watch winds, sets and runs but the mainspring slips if wound too much so it will be repaired/replaced while servicing.

After an intial cleaning the Case shows no wear, darn near perfect.

Other than the Gilt Bulova signature, the Dial design is identical to one seen in a 1946 'PRINCETON', another original member of the 'EXCELLENCY GROUP.

Sock drawer Watch.

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted September 30, 2011 - 10:03pm

up close and personal, check out the detail on the tip of the Minutes Hand.

there's a divot in the Dial I totally missed. haha

Here's an interesting point, note how the movement is absent of any Case screws as on the 21 Jewel 10AK found in the 'PRINCETON' of the same era. The same movement ring is present but in the caseback.

...I wonder if the are any screw marks on that thing.

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Wayne Hanley
Posted October 1, 2011 - 12:39am

Does this help? 10AK 1947 Treasurer

FifthAvenueRestorations's picture
Posted October 2, 2011 - 7:36am

no lol